The first Daylily opened this morning. And, as you can see, I am not the only one interested in it! At first I thought maybe the little praying mantis would get the little sweat bee, but it didn't.
I bought this plant, Hemerocallis 'Stella de Oro,' several years ago. It was in a small container, maybe a quart pot, but the plant was very healthy. I planted it out and it grew into a luxurious specimen with lots of flowers. Then I decided I didn't want it where it was and unceremoniously dug it up. It languished in its new container for over a year before I eventually decided where I did want it. I divided it and spread it out in its new location.
Shortly after I planted it the second time, I realized I would have to redo the soil that it was in so I dug it up once more and dumped it in a broken bucket, where it stayed for several months. It survived that. Finally, I got it planted, again, last fall and now it seems to have forgiven me for my harsh treatment and is sharing its blooms with the insects and me.
Have a beautiful day!
A TALE OF TWO JASMINES
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